Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ICAD catch up

This year's index cards are really a mixed bag.  I don't have a particular theme or vision.  I am more often then not staring at the card with zero inspiration.  Some of my cards I really love, but others I feel like I'm phoning it in.
Regardless, I've managed to make at least one a day, which is really the point of the challenge, isn't it?

6-18-14
I was home from my travels and happy to play with some new paint I bought in Virginia.  This one made me happy.



6-20-14
Having a "Parks and Recreation" marathon with Ric.  Dragged out my inktense pencils which I haven't used in ages.  Not sure I love where this card ended up, but I sure do love those pencils when used with a water brush.



6-20-14
This one was also done in front of the TV.  We've had a pair of Carolina wrens in the tree in front of the house.  I never see wrens out front, I only see them in back at the feeder.  I noticed them because one morning I let Jake outside and immediately heard a terrible racket.  Upon investigation it was the two wrens loudly chastising him from the tree.  I watched this same thing happen every time I let him out over several days.  It seems they were trying to build a nest in my windowbox, but between the feline presence, and my need to water the flowers, the wrens have given up and found a less treacherous place to nest.



6-21-14
I came really really close to not making an index card this day.  I'd fallen sound asleep on the couch watching a movie (living it up on a Friday night!) and was stumbling up to bed around midnight when I realized I hadn't done my card.
My pillows beckoned, but my desire to stick with this challenge was stronger.
I grabbed my scrap basket and found a bunch of circles cut from my marbled paper.  Since I obsessively file my painted papers by color in a file cabinet, it wasn't hard to find complementary strips to use as the background.  A little charcoal pencil and I called it a night. 



6-22-14
Fun with security envelopes - and I guess a reminder to myself that I really don't have to make a card if I don't want to.  The world won't end.  No one will be angry.  Just acknowledging this is often enough to keep me going.  I don't have to do this, but I want to.



6-23-14
With no inspiration in sight, I turned to the "summer of color."  I haven't been playing along this year, but popped in to see the color combo of the week - salmon, dark teal and a splash of white.
Done and done.
(thanks to those color-filed papers once again!)


6-24-14
Remnants of Virginia.
Transparent purple and red paints bought on vacation.
More purple raffia from my mom's bouquet.
Red circles of holographic wrapping paper, discarded by my niece.


6-25-14
Gifted papers, a chocolate bar wrapper, some scraps.


My summer camp program starts tomorrow, and I enter an intense period of crazy-busy-happy-exhausted-I'm changing my name so no one calls me again, but omg I love camp.

10 comments:

  1. These are great...and I'd love it if you'd write about your paper filing system(s).

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  2. I'm a cheap date -- I like 'em all! Especially that first one.

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  3. They all look great, and I love the variety.

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  4. I especially love the first one here. Did you receive mail from me??

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  5. I admire your persistence and your creativity!

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  6. so fun, the one you made on the way to bed is fab! I was going to jump into ICAD last week but now my calendar has filled up and won't be home much. Next year for sure!

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  7. Absolutely Fantastic Darling! Love all the colors,and wish I could feel all the textures in person. Recognize that chocolate wrapper I think :D Looking forward to hearing the silliness of camp kids…. :D

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  8. Sweet security envelope piece, really like that.....xox

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  9. Love the charcoal pencil on your almost-didn't-do-one card. Do write more about your paper filing system! Please!

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  10. Isn't it amazing how you can make some thing out of no thing?! Good stuff as always!

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